Sobrante Ridge Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Sobrante Ridge Trail is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near El Sobrante, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

Take the 2.5 mile loop through mixed oak woodland. Have the chance t to see the rare Alameda manzanita as well as stunning vistas of the bay area. Start from the Staging are at the end of Coach Dr. Follow the Sobrante Ridge Trail to the top of the ridge.

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2 months ago

Not bad but lots and lots of poison oak encroaching on narrow trail. Pleasant and fairly easy with some climb.

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3 months ago

It's been a long time and nearly forgot this one. Hard to stay on track with so many side trails everywhere...

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10 months ago

Should be called "Poison Oak trail " and not easy.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ok trail. Fairly steep to the top. Would not classify this as "easy." Nice views of the bay. Lots of poison oak, be mindful.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

From the dog park parking lot, the trail starts to the right of the picnic tables. Bring your phone since there are a lot of false residential trails and other side trails so it's easy to get lost.

Feels more like a moderate hike with a good bit of elevation constantly for ~30mins.The trail is very narrow with a lot of growth until you finally reach the actual ridge trail at the top and then it finally opens up with some nice views.

It's nice for dogs as well but they have a lot of poison oak in some areas so be aware.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Love this trail! Perfect for an easy morning hike with my five-year-old.

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Sunday, November 06, 2016

We started at the Pinole Valley Park (3705 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole, CA), and hiked to a steep trail called Downer Trail that connects with Sobrante Ridge Trail in adjacent Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve. We hiked 6 miles under cloudy sky. The trails were still in good condition despite heavy rain few days ago. We all got a good workout.

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

I had trouble finding the trail when I was at the trailhead which also served as a picnic area. Some parts of trails weren't well marked as they were closed to the residential area. Overall I rated it as moderate to hard.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Beautiful. Well maintained up until the end where the trail was closed to the back side of the Ricky Ridge Trail.

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